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Heaven is a Place on Earth

Sandy toes. Stress melting waves. Towering sand dunes. Heaven on Earth? You tell us. Between shoreline strolls, well-worn hiking trails, and pick up games of frisbee, you’ll discover a piece of paradise all your own. Here, you’ll find adventure and history intertwined in 15,000 acres of diverse national park terrain, acclaimed entertainment venues, beloved buildings, curated experiences, and a long list of local festivals.

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Casual Dining

Sunrise Family Restaurant

Sunrise Family Restaurant – Coupon

Buy one entree with a drink and get one entree and drink free of equal or lesser value Family owned and run restaurant serving all types of…

Pizza

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria - Valparaiso

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria, Valparaiso – Coupon

$5 OFF any $30 purchase or more (dine-in only). Voted #1, casual family atmosphere. Full Italian menu, plus wings, burgers and more. Daily drink…

Hotels & Inns

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson - Portage

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Coupon

Stay two nights and save $25 Beautifully appointed modern country charm hotel, near many walking distance restaurants. Plenty of free parking. RV…

Cultural Dining

Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill

Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill – Coupon

$1 OFF one meal Build your rice bowl or wrap Mediterranean style! Smoked paprika chicken kabobs, tender steak, falafel veggies, gluten-free pita,…

Winery

Anderson’s Winery & Vineyards

Buy one tasting, get a 2nd tasting free. Must show coupon. Good wine, good food, great atmosphere, gift items, live music, craft classes, weddings,…

Casual Dining

George's Gyros Spot

George’s Gyros Spot – Coupon

Buy one order of hot dog & fry and get another of the same order FREE. Gyros, hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, and more. Located at: 325 N. Calumet…

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Visitor Center

Dunes 101: What are the Indiana Dunes?

Two park systems make up the Indiana Dunes—the National Park and State Park. Both have unique features that will keep you exploring for days!

Wildlife

Skunk Cabbage: The Smell of Spring

After a long gray Indiana winter, it’s a real joy to smell skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), one of Indiana’s native, fascinating flowers.

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Chesterton Toys

This shop is a wonderland of classic and wooden toys, as well as unique, modern playthings, all with a strong focus on “kid-powered”…

201 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton

Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Want to create a personalized tour of the Indiana Dunes area? Stop by the Visitor Center where our front desk destination concierges will help you…

1215 N. State Road 49, Porter

Spring House Inn

It’s one part hotel, one part country retreat, and all parts comfort. With more than 50 rooms perfect for business travelers, families, and anyone…

303 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

(219) Taproom

They feature 16 taps shared with only a few carefully curated breweries Their beers are unique to NWI! Their menu is as creative and unique as their…

109 S. 3rd St., Chesterton

49’er Drive-In Theatre

Experience a blast from the past at a place that has been chosen as one of the top drive-ins in the nation. Open weekends in April, May, and…

675 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso

4th Street Theater

This award-winning community theater produces musicals and plays that are amusing and entertaining as well as classic and sometimes provocative. Call…

125 N. 4th St., Chesterton

A Van-Go Chauffeur & Shuttle

Are you looking for safe, reliable transportation for your special event? A Van-Go’s 15 passenger van creates a comfortable, stress-free solution.

1353 Berg St., Porter

Aaron’s Mortgage Inn

This local bar serves Italian beef, cheeseburgers, and daily specials. They also serve JJ’s Pizza all day and night.

1400 Broadway, Chesterton

Abbiocco Italian Cuisine

Abbiocco translates to "food coma" in Italian and is a chef-driven contemporary Italian restaurant with menu highlights that include a variety of…

600 Gateway Blvd. N, Chesterton

Aberdeen Manor

Aberdeen Manor provides a perfect, romantic backdrop for your special event. Your ceremony can take place outdoors or in the chapel, both of which…

216 Ballantrae St., Valparaiso

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Woodland Village RV and Mobile Home Park

Woodland Village offers 70 spacious RV lots within its mobile home park. It is open year-round for daily, weekly, or monthly rentals near the Indiana…

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Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has 67 reservable wooded sites near the South Shore Train’s Beverly Shores Station.…

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Sand Creek Campground

This peaceful, family-oriented campground is just minutes from the Indiana Dunes State Park and offers everything a camper could want. Full electric…